By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

UK Sanctions Bill raises constitutional concerns

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution has published its Report on the UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, in which it (inter alia): Considers it “constitutionally inappropriate” for Ministers to have such broad delegated powers, in particular to create new forms of sanctions, and says there must be sufficient safeguards and adequate parliamentary scrutiny to make those...

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Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human...

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